Notes for James Murray: Murray, James Covenantar Residence: Argyll, Scotland Transported: September 5, 1685 from Leith to East New Jersey in the Henry & Francis
From Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations 1650-1775: Murray, James Covenanter in Argyll's Rebellion Prisoner at Canongate Banished to the Plantations July 30, 1685 Transported from Leith to east New Jersey by George Scott of Pitlochie on the Henry & Francis, Master Richard Hutton, August 4, 1685.
From Maryland Calendar of Wills 1653-1743 Fiche F3 6046924 at the LDS:
Murray, James Patapso R. Baltimore Co. May 9, 1704; july 17, 1704
To eldest son, Josephus, at 21 years of age and hours, 400 A. viz. the land at Garrison and "The Addition".
To son, Morgan, at 21 years of age and hours, 300 A. part of "Morgan's Delight" on east side of Jones falls.
To son, Jabus, at 21 years of age and hours, afsd tract in event of the death of his brother, Morgan, without issue; 200 A part of "Morgan's Delight", 100 A., "The Mechleans Hopyard", bought at Hector Machlane in lieu of 100 A. at Hunting Rirge; in event of his death without issue, to revert to brother Morgan afsd; also, 300 A. "Jules Gileard".
To son, Melchisedeck, dwelling plantation, 350 A. "Duck Cove", also, land bequeathed to son Josephus afsd. in event of his deathe without issue.
To wife Jemima, extx. dower rights.
Risidue of personal estate to be divided amoung children afsd as they come to majority.
Trustees: Rich'd & Thos. Cromwell.
In event of their death during minority of child, West River Meeting (Quakers) to become trustee.
Test. Geo. Thorpe, Edward Clark.
The Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, also known as the Pitchfork Rebellion, was an attempt to overthrow the King of England, James II, who became king when his elder brother, Charles II, died on 6 February 1685. James II was unpopular because he was Roman Catholic and many people were opposed to a "papist" king. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, claimed to be rightful heir to the throne and attempted to displace James II.
The rebellion ended with the defeat of Monmouth's forces at Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685 (often, rather incorrectly, said to be the last pitched battle on English soil). Monmouth was executed for treason on 15 July, and many of his supporters were executed or transported in the Bloody Assizes of Judge Jeffreys.
More About James Murray: Christening: 26 Occupation: Estate Farmer.
Children of James Murray and Jemina Morgan are:
+Jabez Murray, b. Abt. 1699, Baltimore, MD, d. May 1761, Baltimore, MD.